COMING UP FAST: Stressbuster - Beat the cynics

COMING UP FAST: Stressbuster - Beat the cynics - Doom and gloom is contagious. Deal with cynics before they stress you out. To ensure you stay positive ... DON'T ARGUE BACK. Confront them with an assertive statement: you've made your decision and won't be side-tracked.

by Gael Lindenfield, author and lecturer, www.gael-lindenfield.com
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Doom and gloom is contagious. Deal with cynics before they stress you out. To ensure you stay positive ... DON'T ARGUE BACK. Confront them with an assertive statement: you've made your decision and won't be side-tracked.

DEFLECT PERSONAL PUT-DOWNS. A short response such as 'You may be right' will stop them dead.

RE-CHARGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Strengthen your immunity by giving yourself uplifting moments such as a dip into amusing quotes.

RECALL YOUR SUCCESSES. Use motivational symbols of past achievements to keep negative thoughts at bay.

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